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What’s the best predictor of success in a child’s life? “Grit,” says psychologist Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth.
“Gritty kids, according to Dr. Duckworth, possess the passion and perseverance it takes to accomplish long-term goals. She believes grit is the ability to follow through even if it takes years to accomplish a goal. Likewise, she thinks there are not a set of tools that she can prescribe that parents and teachers can use to teach grit. However, she does believe that children who are able to accept failure as a means to an end are more likely to be successful than really bright children. Her formula is pretty simple: failure, or being wrong + ability to use failure to start over with lessons learn = grit.” tlb
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